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Unity Stamps

and Ippity!

I’ve been having fun at the Friends with Flair blog hops each Friday with fellow fans of Unity Stamps. It’s a fun time since I have fun combining my Ippity Stamps with Unity designs. It’s very cool that they complement each other so well!

Don’t forget that for all the cards you see here on the blog, you can purchase the Ippity stamps by just clicking the “Shop” tab at the top!

I’ve also been supporting the “Hope you can Cling to” Breast Cancer Awareness card drive on Splitcoaststampers, so you’ll also see some cards for that today too.

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps, IPK-114 Sweet Thoughts of Spring

Unity Stamps, February 2009 and May 2010 Kit of the Month

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps, IPK-126 A Bit of Burlap

Unity Stamps, October 2010 Kit of the Month

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps, IPK-120 Fall for You

Unity Stamps, May 2010 Kit of the Month

I’ve been able to play more with the weekly hops with the Ippity Chicks and the Unity Friends with Flair.

I LOVE stamping and card making!!! It seems this year has been especially prolific for me to make cards! It’s been easier with my schedule since I can usually make a card within an hour or so during the week. Scrapbook pages still take me awhile, but it’s worth it!

The Ippity stamps continue to amaze me with their versatility. By just changing the color of ink or embossing powder, the same image looks totally different! The sets coordinate so well with each other that I find myself using a couple of them together in one project. Often I’ll use the images from one and sentiment from another. Or I’ll use one from Unity. There is really an unlimited number of projects that can be made from just a couple Ippity Stamp sets.

Here are some of my latest projects that I’ve had a lot of fun creating using mostly Ippity stamps and some Unity stamps thrown in. You can see my Ippity blog for all the stamp names and details.

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Ippity Stamps

Yes, more cards to share that use stamps from both lines!

Friends with Flair

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps

Unity Stamps
P K Glitz embossing powder
Ranger Distress Ink
BasicGrey paper
Border punch and ribbon
Card Positioning Systems sketch #177

Friends with Flair

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps
Unity Stamps
P K Glitz glitter
Copic markers
Tsukineko ink
Spellbinders dies
Border & corner punches
Cuttlebug embossing die
Eyelets
Vellum, patterned paper and cardstock
Mojo Monday Sketch #150

Friends with Flair

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps
Unity Stamps
P K Glitz embossing powders
Ranger embossing ink
Moda fabrics
Brads and pin
CPS sketch #169
PDCC42 Challenge

Part of Shimelle’s instructions include Photoshop tutorials on Saturdays! I totally love how she puts the steps down so easy to understand and do.

I used one of our recent lessons – how to make something aged. Doesn’t this lifeguard hut look ancient? I LOVE this effect! Thanks again for the terrific instructions Shimelle!

Love Your Pictures Love Your Pages

Supplies:
My Mind’s Eye paper
We R Memory Keepers washer
BasicGrey large hardware, rub-on and chipboard letters
P K Glitz embossing powder
Unity Stamp
StazOn ink
Transparency
Fiber
Shimelle’s sketch
Essence of a Dream Aged Paper Texture

Otherwise known as a “RAK”.

Have you ever received one? I have and it’s a great ray of sunshine when you open the mailbox to open a totally unexpected card from some random person!

There are lists that you can get on to give and receive these RAKs, in fact, we have one on the FL Stampers Yahoo group. It’s fun and makes you feel good to send one along to someone when they least expect it.

Here is one such RAK that I’m sending to the Mom of a teenager on one of the Yahoo groups that I’m on. Her Mom is actually on the list, but recently came to need some urgent care. So, the daughter has put out a request for a ‘card shower’. Isn’t that a cute thing to do?

See, there is still hope and good will out there!

RAK

Supplies:
Unity Stamps
Tsukineko inks
Spellbinders dies
Tinkering Ink paper
Card Positioning Systems Sketch #176
Challenge at For Fun Challenges

I hope your Mom feels better soon Hailey!

For this card, I used a combination of Ippity and Unity stamps. The little whispy angel is the Unity image and the saying is from one of our newer Ippity sets. The embossed metal is from one of the TENsecond Studio molds and running it through the Big Shot Express. The metal is Barn Red also from TENseconds. The top of the embossed design is sanded, leaving the silver base color metal to shine through while maintaining the pretty red color in the embossed features.

Ippity & Unity stamps

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps, IPK-122 Delightful Little Things
Unity Stamps, May 2010 KOTM
TENseconds Studio mold and metal
P K Glitz embossing powder
Spellbinders die
Ranger and Tsukineko inks
Eyelets and trim
CPS Sketch #173

Here’s a new one using the techniques from Shimelle and her class, Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages. It’s not too late to join!

I actually used this layout in the Friends with Flair Hop this past Friday. I used both Ippity & Unity Stamps! A bunch of the supplies are ones that I’ve had for awhile too, so I was proud of myself to boot. 🙂

Love Your Pictures

Supplies:
Ippity Stamps, IPK-120 Fall for You
Unity Stamps, June 2010 KOTM
Tsukineko ink
American Crafts letters
ATB papers and brads
Border punch

Unity Stamp Company is a fun place to shop online, visit their blog and basically enjoy rubber stamping! The entire team oozes creativity, pumping out many stamp releases every month. They even have videos crafting with their stamps that make you really laugh! You can definitely tell that everyone enjoys their part in Unity by the gorgeous projects that pop up every day practically and the buzz about their products around the crafting world.

Many of the stamps from Unity come already mounted on cling foam AND cut out! It’s really nice that you can remove the cling liner paper and just place the stamp on an acrylic block to start stamping. I found that on some smaller images or phrases, I trimmed a little closer to the image to avoid a shadow from the rubber edge beyond the design. This was simple and easy to do with a pair of scissors.

The “Build a Turkey” set has 8 pieces to it, 2 phrases, 1 turkey body and 5 feathers. The stamp image is a more casual and fun turkey instead of a realistic one. The feathers have 5 different doodled designs within the tear drop shape. The font of the phrases is lower case and casual. The turkey itself is rather comical with a little tilt to his head almost asking the question “why aren’t my feathers attached?”

Where to start with such a versatile set? The obvious place would be with a Thanksgiving scrapbook page, so that’s what I did. To spice up the base page, I stamped one of the phrases included in the set multiple times, then clear embossed it. The phrase has a great font, very easy to read and a good size. The turkey and feathers are a great size also, I love it! The feathers were stamped on the patterned paper and embossed with a glittery clear powder then detailed with a white pen. The turkey body was colored with Copics for a little more distinction on the image. I really like how the body is separate to allow for a different dimensional placement or location from the feathers. It adds a lot of design possibilities!

Unity Stamps

Supplies:
Patterned Paper and Elements Stickers (BasicGrey Indian Summer)
Stamps (Unity Stamp Company, Build a Turkey)
Ink (Tsukineko Memento & Versamark)
Embossing Powder (PK Glitz)
RicRac, Fiskars Border Punch, Copic Markers
Sketch (Becky Fleck)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

This set really has a lot of possibilities beyond using it as an obvious turkey image. The feathers can be used as flowers, surf boards, leaves, and much more. I did opt to use the turkey again on the next project with just a rearrangement of the feathers. Since I was working on a smaller scale with this 6×6 page, I cut one of the phrases apart so that I could just use one word out of the phrase.

Unity Stamps
Supplies:
Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamps (Unity Stamp Company)
Ink (Tsukineko Memento)
Brad & Corner Punch
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

I really enjoyed using the Unity Stamps and the “Build a Turkey” set. The packaging had a small graphic of the included images and it was a nice surprise to see how large the actual stamps were! I loved the fact that they came already mounted on cling foam and pre-cut. I also found that the individual images allowed a full range of creativity over a single image stamp with more detail. The rubber is deeply etched allowing for a crisp and solid stamping. Overall, I will buy these stamps again – a different set of course – and thoroughly enjoy them!

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